2023 Guide To What’s On At Halloween At Merlin Attractions In The UK
If you’re looking for ideas for fun Halloween days out for the family this year, take a look at what’s going on at Halloween at Merlin attractions in the UK.
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Before you check out what’s going on at the UK Merlin attractions at Halloween, consider whether you will be visiting more than one attraction over the next 12 months.
If you are thinking of making next year the year of visiting Merlin attractions, then you should take a look at the savings you could make with a Merlin Annual pass.
If you are based in London and looking at visiting more than one of the London Merlin attractions at Halloween, take a look at the Big City Saver to make savings.
The more Merlin attractions you add to your bundle, the more you save. The pass is valid for 90 days and you can end up saving up to 45% (check for blackout dates).
If Halloween events are nearly over and it’s time to start thinking about Christmas, we also have a guide what’s on at the Merlin attractions this Christmas.
Here’s what’s on at the Merlin attractions this October Half Term…
Halloween at the Merlin theme parks in the UK
Whether you are looking for a Halloween break or just a spooky day out , these Merlin theme parks have loads going on at Halloween.
Halloween at Warwick Castle
It is already one of the most impressive castles in England but during Halloween, Warwick Castle is decorated head to toe with spooky Halloween decorations. It offers a fabulous day out for the family and is one of the best Merlin Halloween events.
Things to do at Warwick Castle at Halloween
Castle After Dark – brace yourself for scares around every corner at the castle at night. Recommended for age 10+.
Haunted Castle – Halloween fun for the whole family.
Spooky Half Term Break – stay overnight in the ‘Fright’s Village’ with breakfast and one day entry to Warwick Castle. See here for Windsor Castle October Half term breaks and more info.
Warwick Castle Halloween 2023 dates
The Halloween season at Warwick Castle runs on… TBC.
Castle After Dark runs on 22nd, 23rd, 28th – 31st October 2022.
Haunted Castle runs from 22nd – 31st October 2022.
Halloween at Alton Towers
As if the Alton Towers rides weren’t scary enough, how about braving them in the dark with the Park staying open until 9pm? There’s so much going on at Halloween at Alton Towers.
Things to do at Alton Towers at Halloween
Scarefest – on 7th, 9th and 14th – 31st October you can explore Thrilling Frights (recommended for age 12+) or Family Spooks for all ages.
Thrilling Frights – aimed more at families with older kids (12+), explore the Alton Towers Dungeons, scary maze and terrifying attic.
Halloween Family Spooktacular – enjoy family fun at Alton Towers at Halloween with a spooky light trail, Trick O’ Treat Town with Haribo and CbeebiesLand Monster Ball. Buy Alton Towers tickets on the Alton Towers website here.
Halloween break at Alton Towers – Your package includes an overnight stay with breakfast and 1-day entry to the Theme Park. See here for Alton Towers Halloween breaks and more info.
Alton Towers Halloween 2023 dates
The festive season at Alton Towers runs on… TBC
Halloween at Legoland Windsor
Things to do at Legoland Windsor at Halloween
Fang-tastic Short Breaks – your Halloween stay at Legoland Windsor includes 1-day entry to the Theme Park and an overnight stay in a themed hotel with breakfast. See here for Legoland Windsor Halloween breaks and more info.
Brick or Treat – Legoland Windsor transforms into a pumpkin filled wonderland this Halloween. There will be a Halloween Harbour Show, 4D Monster Movie, Haunted House Monster Party and more. See here for more details.
Legoland Windsor Halloween 2023 dates
The Halloween season at Legoland Windsor runs on selected dates from 28th September to 5th November.
We have a guide to visiting Legoland Windsor with younger children which you may find helpful.
Halloween at Chessington World of Adventures
There are lots of Halloween events at Chessington’s Howl’O’ween for all ages from spooky fancy dress to spooktacular Halloween trails and rides after dark.
Things to do at Chessington World of Adventures at Halloween
Spooky Breaks – Short breaks at Chessington World of Adventures at Halloween include 1-night stay with breakfast in a themed hotel, 1-day entry to the Winters Tail event, Zoo and SeaLife Centre and access to the Savannah Splash Pool. See here for Chessington World of Adventures Halloween breaks and more info.
Howl’o’ween at Chessington – spooky goings on at Chessington World of Adventures include live Halloween shows, spooky trails and fancy dress for younger kids. Those wanting to increase the fear factor can explore Vile Village of Wild Woods (from 3pm until close it is aimed at age 8+) and Creepy Caves (aimed at 10+ from 3pm to close).
Chessington World of Adventures Halloween 2023 dates
The Halloween season at Chessington World of Adventures runs on selected dates from… 7th & 8th and 14th to 30th October 2023. See here for tickets.
See our Chessington review for tips and advice on visiting.
Halloween at Thorpe Park
Thorpe Park has to be the ultimate theme park in the UK for thrills and chills at Halloween. From horror movie themed rides to chilling scare mazes, this is one for the truly fearless. It’s so scary, it is recommended for ages 13+.
Things to do at Thorpe Park at Halloween
Explore The Swarm and Saw – The Ride after dark. Dare to try Death’s Doors and Creak Freaks. See here for everything going on at Thorpe Park this Halloween.
Short breaks at Thorpe Park – short breaks include an overnights stay in a Thorpe Park Shark Cabin with breakfast and 2-day Park entry. See here for more information on Thorpe Park short breaks.
Thorpe Park Halloween 2023 dates
Fright Nights run from….6th to 31st October 2023. See here for tickets.
Halloween at Merlin attractions in the UK (London)
There are five Merlin attractions in London, including the infamous London Dungeon which has to be the ultimate place to visit at Halloween!
Not all of the details for the Halloween events at the Merlin attractions in London have been released yet. We will update when we have more information.
We also have a post on pumpkin picking near London if you want to visit a pumpkin patch this Halloween.
See also our guide to London at Halloween with kids.
Shrek’s Adventure at Halloween
Halloween at Shrek’s Adventure welcomes young guests to join in on the spooky celebrations by coming in fancy dress.
Each day the best dressed guests will receive a Halloween goodie bag to take home.
Shrek’s Adventure – Get an extra £12 off. Book tickets from £20.00. Offer runs on select dates for the rest of 2023. See here for tickets. Promo code: SALAFF2023.
London SeaLife Centre at Halloween
From 22nd to 31st October, visit the Creepy Creatures at the SeaLife Centre in London.
Madame Tussauds at Halloween
Details TBC. See our guide to visiting Madame Tussauds in London.
The London Dungeon at Halloween
Halloween at the London Dungeon is spooky enough but this year there will be an additional seasonal show for those looking for more scares.
’50 Berkeley Square’ is set in the spine-chilling attic of the most haunted house in London.
The brand-new show, running 15th – 31st October, will uncover the many terrifying and unexplained happenings which have occurred at the property stretching back to the 1850s. The terrifying tales of the house will be brought back to life.
Dates: 15th – 31st October 2022.
Adult £32, Child £26. No under 5’s permitted.
Also read our review of the London Dungeons with kids.
OFFER: London Dungeon – Get adult tickets for £25 and up to £10 off per person on selected dates. See here for tickets. Promo code: LDAFF2023.
The London Eye at Halloween
The London Eye joins in the Halloween fun too by lighting up at night with orange lights to look like a pumpkin.
Halloween with Merlin attractions in the UK (outside of London)
Halloween 2023 Merlin attraction information TBC.
SeaLife Centre Birmingham
From 15th to 31st October 2002, the SeaLife Centre in Birmingham turns from aquarium to ascarium with a spooky Halloween trail.
SeaLife Centre Manchester
From 1st to 31st October 2022 help the Sea Witch save the seas this Halloween. Visit the pumpkin patch and enjoy a fun activity trail and more.
Halloween at Blackpool Tower details TBC.
Brick or Treat Legoland Discovery Centre Manchester
From 1st to 31st October 2022, enjoy the Brick or Treat Monster Party. Halloween activities at the Legoland Discovery Centre Manchester include a LEGO pumpkin patch, 4 D Halloween movie, a scarevenger hunt and more.
Look out for a special 20% discount code on their website between 1st to 21st October.
Brick or Treat Legoland Discovery Centre Birmingham
From 15th to 31st October 2022, experience the Brick or Treat Monster Party and the Scarevenger Hunt at the discovery centre in Birmingham this Halloween. Visit the LEGO pumpkin patch and a brand new 4D movie: The Great Monster Chase.
Look out for a special 20% discount code on their website between 1st to 21st October.
So this is what is on at Halloween at Merlin attractions in the UK. Keep checking back here as we will update this post when the Halloween events at the Merlin attractions are updated.